That’s how much professionally “anti-GMO” groups spend each year to deceive the American public.
Because it benefits their pocketbooks.
The leading corporate contributors and the biggest donors behind the Prop. 37 campaign in California are organic food, natural product and alternative (read: quack) health product companies. These “fear profiteers” prosper from scare campaigns about food and how it’s produced. Their support enables activists to foment bogus health and safety fears about the agricultural products and production techniques used to grow conventionally produced (i.e., non-organic) foods, thereby helping to drive customers to higher-priced organic offerings. Boosting costs through labeling initiatives and other tactics allows the less efficient organic alternatives to become more cost-competitive. Misled, bamboozled consumers are the losers. (Forbes <– Must read article!!!)
|Protester at the recent
March Against Monsanto.
Anti-GMO advocates like to portray themselves as the “little guys” going against the “giant” biotech companies like Monsanto. They want you to think that they’re just trying to do the right thing by cleansing our food system and making it safer.
But that’s all a bunch of B.S. They want to make a buck.
The sad thing is, they’re willing to lie and deceive the American public to increase their customer base. If you scare people that conventional food is dangerous, risky, or poisonous, then they’ll come flocking to your products.
Dr. Oz spent countless minutes of airtime perpetuating the lies about GMOs. Turns out his wife is best buds with those in “alternative” health products business (and probably a financial backer). No wonder he’s willing to put out bogus information to scare people — it helps his family and friends make a buck.
Come on, let’s just say it: this is unethical.
Sure, Monsanto and other biotech companies are doing this to make a profit. Of course they are. They’re in business and that’s what makes the world go around. But they aren’t lying to your face about it. Instead, they’re performing research, investing millions in studies, and showing over and over again this stuff is safe.
There has never been a scientific study showing a detrimental effect on humans or the environment by genetically engineered plants.
Not a single one.
But as we’ve seen over and over again, truth, science, and ethics mean nothing to the anti-GMO crowd.
(I highly, highly recommend reading this entire article over at Forbes. Very informative!)